Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Merhy vs Zhang?
Ryad Merhy beat Zhaoxin Zhang by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 17th July 2021 at Bruxelles-Capitale in Bruxelles-Capitale.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA cruiserweight championship of the world.
Merhy vs Zhang stats
Ryad Merhy stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Zhaoxin Zhang made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Merhy had a large advantage in power over Zhang, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Zhang's 60%.
Ryad Merhy was the older man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Both Ryad Merhy & Zhaoxin Zhang fought out of an orthodox stance.
Merhy was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 93 more professional rounds, 152 to Zhang's 59.
Zhaoxin Zhang was ranked number 14 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
What time did Merhy vs Zhang start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Merhy vs Zhang?
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